Image of Christina Jenkins, a Walker Newsletter and a hot comb demonstration

A Critical Conversation about the History of Ownership in the Black Hair Care Industry

Monday, February 21, 2022 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

The Black hair care industry has been in existence since the 1900s with the likes of Annie Turnbo Malone, Madam C. J. Walker, and Garrett Morgan. These entrepreneurs set the standard for successful Black owned hair care businesses. However, for more than 100 years that success has been continually threatened by non-Blacks profiting off of products they created catering to the Black community. Join us as Ladosha Wright, Goldie Jenkins, and Dr.

Portrait of artist April Bey with her artwork

April Bey: Art and the Millennial Natural Hair Movement

Friday, March 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 12:45pm

Bahamian American interdisciplinary visual artist April Bey presents her work on Black hair and the Millennial Natural Hair Movement on YouTube. This talk features a chronological presentation of Bey's work from an academic career as a student to current works as part of an ongoing studio practice focusing on Black natural hair and the politics surrounding its various expressions in America and the diaspora. Q&A to follow. Banner image courtesy of Blair J. Meadows Photography  

Square Deal by artist Lorna Simpson

A Symposium for TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair

Thursday, April 14, 2022 (All day) to Friday, April 15, 2022 (All day)

Call for Presenters: A Symposium for TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair  Kent State University Museum Kent, Ohio April 14-15, 2022 Deadline for Submission: September 1, 2021